Samsung Outs Freeform 5 for U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular and Samsung have published information about the Freeform 5, a QWERTY-equipped messaging phone. The Freeform 5 runs Qualcomm's BREW platform, which is used for feature phones, and it includes messaging features, adjustable wallpapers, and Samsung-developed widgets. The Freeform 5 features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a full physical keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, and Voice Commands. The device runs on U.S. Cellular's 3G network and has a 1000mAh battery. U.S. Cellular is selling the Freeform 5 for $69.99.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Let You Scan 3D Objects
Sony today announced the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, two metal-clad flagships that pair novel features with classic Sony looks. The phones share nearly all specs and capabilities, with the XZ1 Compact downgrading only a few components due to its smaller size.
Consumer Cellular Adds Alcatel Pop 3 and Others to Lineup
Consumer Cellular recently added four phones to its roster of inexpensive devices, including the Alcatel Pop 3. The Pop 3 (pictured) has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, and FM radio.
Consumer Cellular Launches Doro 824 Smartphone
Consumer Cellular today announced the Doro 824 SmartEasy handset, an Android phone that features a user interface simplified for senior users. The 824 is based on Android 5.1, but trades in the typical home screen experience for an action-based menu for sending messages, making calls, browsing the web, and so on.
Consumer Cellular Picks Up the ZTE Avid 916 and Moto G5 Plus
Consumer Cellular recently added the ZTE Avid 916 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its roster of Android-based smartphones. The Avid 916 (pictured), a variant of the ZTE Grand / Champ, includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.
Quit it with the Freeforms
Wow somewhere there's a warehouse full of this hardware...
It ran Windows 5 back in the day, and i'm sure there was a 6.1 version at some point too, from one of these guys. heh
Funny to see this thing pop up again with yet another vendors name on it.
Such a small niche form factor, yet keeps getting rehashed for use every couple of years as an attempt (or was) to get Blackberry users to move onto windows.
Buy to make your text messaging life easier banging out a million texts a month with its full keyboard instead of the numeric keypad of a flip phone....